Michaela Cole wins the BAFTA TV Awards 2021
On June 6, 2021, the winners of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA TV Awards) were announced.
Michaela Coel’s BBC and HBO series “I May Destroy You” won two of the show’s most prestigious awards, one for best miniseries and the other for Coel as the show’s starring actress.
At the BAFTA TV Awards 2021, Paul Mescal of the BBC and HULU sitcom “Normal People” won the leading actor award. Production design, costume design, photography and lighting, scripted casting, narrative, and make-up and hair design were among the five BAFTAs awarded to Steve McQueen’s BBC and Amazon miniseries “Small Axe.”
At the BAFTA TV Craft Honors on May 24, 2021, the ‘I May Destroy You’ series earned awards for best mini-series, director-fiction, editing-fiction, and writer–drama.
The award presentation, which was held in person for the first time since the COVID-19 epidemic, was hosted by filmmaker and actor Richard Ayoade. Olly Alexander, a singer, kicked off the awards night with his new track “Starstruck.” Nominees Billie Piper, Coel, Paul Mescal, and Jodie Comer were present.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), formerly known as the British Film Academy, was founded in 1947 with the goal of promoting, supporting, and developing moving image art forms such as film and television in the United Kingdom.
Full List of the BAFTA TV Awards 2021 Winners:
Sport: England v West Indies Test Cricket – Production Team – Sky Sports and Sky Sports Cricket
Single Documentary: Locked In: Breaking the Silence (Storyville) Xavier Alford, Sacha Mirzoeff, Colette Hodges, Poppy Goodheart – Marble Films/ BBC Four
Short-Form Program: They Saw the Sun First – Jess Lowe, Stefan Hunt, Red Bull Media House/ Red Bull TV, Adam Gee – Fresh Film
News Coverage: Sky News: Inside Idlib – Production Team – Sky News
International: Welcome to Chechnya: The gay Purge (Storyville) – Alice Henty, David France, Joy A. Tomchin, Askold Kurov – Public Square Films/ BBC Four.
Current Affairs: America’s War on Abortion (Exposure) – Darin Prindle, Andrew Smith, Deeyah Khan – Fusse Films/ ITV
Leading Actress: Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You – Various Artists, BBC One/FALKNA
Leading Actor: Paul Mescal – Normal People – BBC Three/Element Pictures
Drama Series: Save Me Too – Jessica Sykes, Simon Heath, Lizzie Rusbridger, Lennie James, Jim Loach, Coky Giedroyc – Sky Atlantic/World Productions
Single Drama: Sitting in Limbo – Production Team – BBC One/ Left Bank Pictures
Comedy Entertainment Program: The Big Narstie Show – Nathan Brown, Obi Kevin Akudike, Rina Dayalji, Toby Baker, Ben Wicks – Expectation, Channel 4/ Dice Productions Entertainment
LIVE Event: Springwatch 2020 – Production Team – BBC Two/ BBC Studios Natural History
Factual Series: Once Upon a Time in Iraq – Miriam Walsh, Jo Able, James Bluemel, Andrew Palmer, Will Anderson, Simon Sykes – BBC Two/Keo Films